Phoenix Enterprises Chair Emma Rees and trustees John Stooke and Mike Bowden were delighted to welcome Swindon North MP Justin Tomlinson to the charity’s centre on the Groundwell Industrial Estate in North Swindon.
Mr Tomlinson was introduced to the service users, the staff and was shown the range of work undertaken under full commercial contracts by Phoenix for a range of local, regional and national organisations including Agralan, Darcourts Ltd, British Red Cross, and Macmillan.
Phoenix provide vulnerable and disadvantaged people with a way back into main stream society and the workplace – assisting with benefits, health and other issues as well as providing a caring supportive environment in which self confidence can be restored.
Emma Rees said: “We have made no secret of the fact that we could provide help and support to many more disadvantaged local people if we were able to secure additional contracts for our services.
“Our first priority is to support our service users and in doing so we have an excellent record of nurturing people back into the commercial workplace and reducing their reliance on benefits such as job seekers allowance.
“Any business that has mailing, printing or assembly work that they would like us to tender for is very welcome to contact me on – email@example.com
“Our meeting with Justin covered a wide range of issues and I am optimistic that new and additional contracts will be forthcoming and that Phoenix can play an important, increased role in supported work placements in Swindon.”